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English Communication Exam 00707700,00707800,00707900

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1. The following words each contain the letters c, i, and e. Which word is spelled correctly?
A. Science C. Recieve
B. Concieve D. Decieve
2. Which of the following words is a homonym of bare?
A. Filled C. Show
B. Bear D. Barren
3. While reading a magazine, you ask a friend the meaning of the word suffragette. Although she says
that she’s never used this word in speaking or writing, she knows what it means if it’s part of her
_______ vocabulary.
A. underscored C. written
B. oral D. recognition
4. Speak aloud each of the following words. Which word has stress on its first syllable?
A. Obtain C. Renew
B. Follow D. Detest
5. Each of the following words has a root ending in y. To each, the suffix -ed has been added. Which
word is spelled correctly?
A. Spyed C. Conveyed
B. Defyed D. Ferryed
6. In which of the following sentences is the word compliment used correctly?
A. The entire compliment of officers and crew was aboard ship.
B. His jacket and pants seemed to compcompliment used correctly?
A. The entire compliment of officers and crew was aboard ship.
B. His jacket and pants seemed to compliment to each other.
C. She had difficulty finding a full compliment to staff the hotel.
D. She remembered to compliment him each time he played well.
7. Each of the following words have the suffix -ed. Which word is spelled correctly?
A. Plotted C. Preenned
B. Duckked D. Cleanned
8. Which of the following words is spelled correctly?
A. Incomparible C. Believible
B. Perfectible D. Unpredictible
9. In which of the following is the word agreeable divided correctly into syllables?
A. Agreeable C. Agreeable
B. Agreeable D. Agreeable
10. Reading aloud each of the following words. Which has a silent consonant?
A. Crest C. Cringe
B. Plane D. Knee
11. The words who’s and whose are
A. antonyms. C. homonyms.
B. context clues. D. synonyms.
12. Three of the following words are synonyms. One word doesn’t belong with the other three. Which
word doesn’t belong?
A. Promise C. Vow
B. Create D. Pledge13. A synonym for preparedness is
A. cooperation. C. punctuality.
B. procrastination. D. readiness.
14. When reading a newspaper, you come across the word subterranean. You guess the meaning of the
word by breaking it into its parts. You know that sub- is a prefix meaning “under,” and the word terra
often refers to “earth” or “ground.” The suffix -an means “relating to.” You guess that subterranean
means “underground.” The process you’ve just used is called
A. phonetic analysis. C. context clues.
B. structural analysis. D. dictionary skill.
15. The words disclosure and concealment are
A. antonyms. C. equivalents.
B. synonyms. D. homonyms.
16. While reading a story, you come across the following sentence:
Although Mary was often unfriendly, she established rapport quickly with Jane.
By contrasting the word rapport with the word unfriendly, you realize that rapport means “friendly
relations.” The skill you’ve just used is called
A. phonetic analysis. C. context clues.
B. structural analysis. D. dictionary skill.
17. To figure out how to correctly speak the word onomatopoeia, you look up the word in your dictionary.
You then refer to a chart that explains the dictionary’s symbols for how to say the word. This chart is
called the dictionary’s
A. Pronunciation Key. C. Vocabulary.
B. Table of Contents. D. Entry Word.
18. Which one of the following sentences contains a synonym for distortion?
A. The two parts of the sphere created a symmetrical whole.
B. Her truthfulness paid off in the end.
C. His misrepresentation of the facts was caught by the lawyer.
D. The distraction caused a minor accident in the parking lot.
19. The following words have roots with one syllable. To each, the -ing suffix has been added. Which word
is spelled correctly?
A. Shiping C. Hiting
B. Triming D. Meeting
20. Which sentence contains an antonym for confirmed?
A. He arranged the details for the sale of the yacht.
B. She disregarded most of the traffic laws.
C. The cold affected their performance.
D. They both denied any guilt.1. While on a vacation to a beach, you notice a sandbar that seems to be sinking, day by day, into the
ocean. To describe it, you wish to give the word permanent a negative meaning. Which of the following
is a correctly spelled word that means “not permanent?”
A. Inpermanent C. Impermanent
B. Ilpermanent D. Irpermanent
2. While you’re working in a sales office, the office manager says that the sales staff should try to use an
empathetic tone when speaking with customers. In the word empathetic, the root means
A. to give. C. to come.
B. to feel. D. to force.
3. Which of the following words contains a derivational suffix that tells you the word is a noun?
A. Symbolic C. Sustenance
B. Satisfactory D. StrolledIn writing a description of the products produced by a local bakery, you are trying to spell the plural of
the word pastry. Which of the following is the correct spelling of the word?
A. Pastries C. Pastrys
B. Pastryes D. Pastryies
5. A historical story tells of a northward voyage taken by a group of people. The suffix -ward implies
A. manner. C. speed.
B. direction. D. size.
6. To create a word meaning “before the computer,” you would add the prefix _______ to the root word
computer.
A. para- C. pre-
B. per- D. pro-
7. You are explaining how to operate the gears of a machine to a new employee. To create a word meaning
the opposite of engage, you would add the prefix
A. intra-. C. ante-.
B. demi-. D. dis-.
8. While giving directions to your office, you wish to describe a road that has many lanes. Which one of
the following prefixes means “many”?
A. Multi- C. Inter-
B. Intra- D. Extra-
9. Which of the following words contains an inflectional ending?
A. Churches C. Management
B. Slowly D. Energetic
10. In which one of these sentences is a prefix used in an italicized word?
A. She pleaded with him not to leave.
B. She was solely to blame for the quarrel.
C. She was ungrateful for his help.
D. He left when she shouted at him.
11. While describing the types animals sold in a pet store, you wish to spell the plural of the word mouse.
Which of the following is the correct spelling?
A. Mouse C. Mice
B. Mouses D. Mices
12. A company for which you work expanded its products this year. You wish to use a form of the word
great to describe how much they’ve expanded. To change great to an adverb, add the suffix
A. -ar. C. -ness.
B. -ly. D. -er.13. In which of the following sentences is a singular possessive formed correctly?
A. Lester Smiths house is pale gray.
B. Tina Myers’ dog ran away yesterday.
C. Mr. Mosses grandchildren are visiting him.
D. When are you planning to see Brendas’ baby?
14. The words suffix and prefix share a common root, fix. This common root word means to
A. wish. C. organize.
B. say. D. fasten.
15. You believe that a decision to change the working hours makes sense. Which suffix, when added to
the root sens, will make the word an adjective that would describe the word decision?
A. -ion. C. -ish.
B. -ible. D. -ist.
16. Which one of the following words contains both a prefix and a suffix?
A. Unchain C. Sweetening
B. Creator D. Disclaimer
17. Which word correctly completes the following statement? “The travel agent said the ranch was
_______ only by all-terrain vehicles.”
A. adequate C. admissible
B. accessible D. acceptable
18. The word retract can be changed to an adjective meaning “capable of being retracted” by adding the
suffix
A. -ance. C. -er.
B. -ed. D. -able.
19. Which suffix will change invent to mean “one who invents”?
A. -eer C. -er
B. -or D. -ar
20. In which of the following sentences does a derivational suffix make a root word into an italicized verb?
A. Did you note the ape’s contentment?
B. Glacial rocks form the riverbed.
C. Will she empathize with the children?
D. She came closer to her goal than she knows.1. Which of the following has a hyphen that’s used correctly?
A. They thought it would be a quickly-fought war.
B. Last Friday, we dined at a first-rate restaurant.
C. I like to have buttered-bread in the morning.
D. The un-ripe apple was not red, it was green.
2. Read the following sentence, which contains missing punctuation between the words life and fame.
There was only one thing she wanted in life fame.
Which of the following marks of punctuation would be appropriate between the words life and fame?
A. Question mark C. Hyphen
B. Semicolon D. Colon3. Which of the following abbreviations requires the use of a period or periods?
A. Fe (the chemical symbol for iron) C. am (the abbreviation for before noon)
B. YWCA (an organization for young women) D. PA (the abbreviation for Pennsylvania)
4. Which of the following phrases correctly uses an apostrophe and the letter s?
A. children’s problem C. ladie’s lingerie
B. womans’ clothing D. monkeys’s noise
5. What punctuation mark should all the following have in common?
Luke 41 935 A.M. Dear Sir 3 1 (a 3 to 1 ratio)
A. Semicolon C. Comma
B. Apostrophe D. Colon
6. Identify the punctuation mark that should be placed between the words town and he in the following
sentence.
The manager will be out of town he won’t be back until Monday.
A. Comma C. Semicolon
B. Question mark D. Single quotation mark
7. The type of sentence that can introduce, limit, and focus the main idea in a paragraph is
A. a topic sentence. C. a linking sentence.
B. a transition sentence. D. an explanatory sentence.
8. Which of the following would be the best choice for introducing a paragraph?
A. That is why we have chosen gray, steel file cabinets.
B. We selected Ellen as manager for several reasons.
C. As you can now see, the history of the Ajax Soap Company is long and proud.
D. Those were the procedures for preparing boiled eggs.
9. Most paragraphs should be at least _______ sentences long?
A. two C. four
B. three D. five
10. Everyone, everything, and everybody are always matched in sentences with which of the following?
A. Singular verb C. Adjective
B. Plural verb D. Adverb
11. Which of the following statements correctly describes the function of transitions between paragraphs?
A. Transitions should be removed when you’re finishing a piece of writing.
B. Transitions can make writing more clear by giving the reader clues about what to expect.
C. Every sentence needs to be connected to the next with a stated transition word or phrase.
D. Transitions should be used only by professional writers.12.
A. She was a faithful, generous, and devoted friend.
B. She was a, faithful generous and devoted friend.
C. She was a faithful, generous, and devoted, friend.
D. She was a faithful generous and devoted friend.
13.
A. At the grocery store, he bought the following items, milk, bread, and eggs.
B. At the grocery store, he bought the following items; milk, bread, and eggs.
C. At the grocery store, he bought the following items: milk, bread, and eggs.
D. At the grocery store, he bought the following items (milk, bread, and eggs).
14.
A. One person at the auction bid prudently another did not.
B. One person at the auction bid prudently: another did not.
C. One person at the auction bid prudently, another did not.
D. One person at the auction bid prudently; another did not.
15.
A. The attorney said, “I plan to be in court today”.
B. The attorney said, “I ‘plan to be’ in court today.
C. The attorney said, “I plan to be in court today.”
D. The “attorney said, I plan to be in court today”.
Questions 16–20: Select the appropriate word.
16. His hope and dream _______ finding true love.
A. with C. are
B. always D. is
17. The manager behaved _______.
A. poorest C. incorrecter
B. wrong D. badly
18. The secretarial tasks are divided _______ several people.
A. between C. of
B. among D. through
19. The executive and the secretary enjoyed _______ discussion.
A. they C. their
B. they’re D. there
20. _______ client is Mr. Jackson?
A. Whos C. Whose’s
B. Whose D. Who’s
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